Theravada Buddhism and Sex: The Third Precept on Sexual Misconduct

NOTE: This is a very brief version of the 25 page PDF on the subject found here.  Theravada Buddhism and Sex (extended) The Third precept, Sexual Misconduct is often misrepresented in Buddhist circles.  Normally you will hear “sexual misconduct” refers only to rape, adultery, incest, blackmail or extortion for sex. This also includes underage sex and any type of non-consensual or having sex with one who does not have the ability to consent according to modern law definitions. Some of the better teachers say that one should be in a loving committed relationship and avoid promiscuity. The real rule that is […]

5, 8 and 10 Precepts

Here is a comparison of 5, 8 and 10 precepts.  The Buddhist who follows five precepts is known as a regular lay Buddhist.  The person who follows 8 precepts is known as a serious Buddhist yogi.   The person who follows the 10 precepts is known as a novice monk.  A bhikkhu follows 227 rules. It is important to know these classes to know which rules are more important to follow.  It also can explain, what class of rules a monk is following.  It is a unique way of looking at Monastic Morality.  It is also important for lay people […]